ULP in starting blocks at party’s convention
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February 4, 2014

ULP in starting blocks at party’s convention

Supporters of the ruling Unity Labour Party were put in the starting blocks for the upcoming general elections race, at Sunday’s ULP 20th annual convention, described by political leader Dr Ralph Gonsalves as the biggest in the party’s history.{{more}}

The convention at the Campden Park Secondary School grounds on Sunday used as its rallying theme “On your Marks!”

Morale among the delegates was high, as they chanted, danced, and rallied around the party leaders, backed up by politically themed songs and slogans.

Edwin Snagg, chairman of the open session called the supporters to “the starting block,” urging them to remain focused on the finish line as the party prepares for general elections, constitutionally due next year.

“…. I come to reinforce the point… when there is something that is good… hold fast to that which is good.

“When we leave here and we go to our various constituencies and party groups, we will have to start to shake them up and get our houses in order.”

The delegates were challenged by Diana Williams-Humphrey, the General Secretary of the St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party to give their full support to their party leader, and the party’s central executive.

“They, together will continue to chart a path forward for a better St Vincent and the Grenadines.

“The St Kitts/Nevis Labour Party has always enjoyed a very productive working relationship with the ULP and as sister parties we remain united in solidarity. You have your jokers over here, we have ours over there, but together we will move forward,” Williams-Humphrey, who announced that she was Vincentian by marriage said.

Deputy leader of the party Girlyn Miguel, continuing on the theme of moving forward, reminded the convention that the party had accomplished too much to become complacent.

The education minister urged voters to turn up at the polls when called to do so, which would ensure that the ULP stays in government for a fourth term.

Gonsalves, the featured speaker and political leader used the opportunity to outline weaknesses he observed in his opponent, Opposition leader Arnhim Eustace’s response to the recent Christmas disaster, and other matters.

He called on the supporters to continue to be vigilant as the election date nears.

“You got to vote, you got to organize…

“Stay on your marks and be prepared, and build this great party in your interest and the interest of your children.”